Sunday, April 3, 2011


Some Bible doctrines are simply beyond our comprehension, and that fact, in itself, adds to my faith that the Bible is the Word of God. If everything in it could be understood, then why couldn't mere men simply have concocted it? No, the fact that it cannot be completely understood reinforces the fact that it is a supernatural revelation from God. One truth from the pages of the Scriptures which confuses me is when people throw around the name, "God," as if they expect me to know to which Person of the Trinity they are referring. In the very first verse in the Bible, we have a perfect example; "God created the heaven and the earth." However, we know from the rest of the Word, that Jesus created them (Jn. 1:1-3; Col. 1:16; Heb. 1:2). You would think that this one fact would be enough to convince people that Jesus is God, but that is not the case. Most Christians do not realize Jesus is Jehovah, LORD of the Old Testament, and He is the only manifestation of God man has had (see post dated 3- 5-11 and 3-27-11). Other than His voice at Jesus' baptism and at the Mount of Transfiguration, man does not appear to have had any interaction with God, the Father.

The Bible uses the phrases, "the Almighty" and "Almighty God," about fifty times, and all but two of them are in the Old Testament; the other two are found in the Book of Revelation and refer to Jesus Christ (Rev. 1:8; 19:15). At least four verses connect "the Almighty" with Jehovah (Gen. 17:1; Ruth 1:21; Isa. 13:6; Joel 1:15). There is not a single verse that connects either phrase with God, the Father. If that were not enough to convince you that Jesus is the Almighty God, one need only read of His description in Isaiah 9:6, which says, "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

Jesus is the revelation of the Father to man. From these verses, it is clear:
*John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared [Him].
*John 14:7-9 If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him. Philip saith unto Him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou [then], Shew us the Father?
*Colossians 2:9 For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
*1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
*Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of [His] glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

Jesus is the Almighty God! Love, serve, and worship Him; He is worthy!

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